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The Northern Road Upgrade is classified as State Significant Infrastructure (SSI). 


State Significant Infrastructure assessment process:

  • An application and supporting documentation is received by the Department.
  • The Department prepares the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs), which outlines issues the Proponent needs to address.
  • The Proponent prepares and lodges an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the SEARs.
  • The Department publicly exhibits the EIS and consults with local councils, government agencies, other key stakeholders and the community.
  • The Department publishes submissions and asks the Proponent to address any concerns or issues raised by the community, council and government agencies.
  • The Proponent prepares a formal Response to Submissions (RtS) report, which the Department makes publicly available.
  • The Department assesses the merits of the project, including consideration of the EIS, all submissions and community feedback, and the RtS.
  • The Department makes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning for determination.
  • The Department then notifies the Proponent and relevant government agencies and councils, on the outcome and publishes a Notice of Decision on our website which outlines the matters taken into consideration in making the decision and reasons for the decision.

Page last updated: 06/12/2018